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Mr. Jason Schenker

Mr. Jason Schenker

Chairman, The Futurist Institute

Jason Schenker is a futurist, economist, and author who prepares leaders for the future.  

Jason has given over 1,000 keynote speeches on economic, financial market, and technology topics, including commodities, supply chain, futurist innovation, artificial intelligence and AI, quantum computing, energy and sustainability, geopolitics, demographics, U.S. politics from a nonpartisan viewpoint, and other topics. Jason has given speeches to public and private companies, industry groups, institutional investors, central banks, the U.S. State Department, CIA, NATO, and global financial exchanges. In 2024, Jason was recognized as a LinkedIn “Top Voice.” LinkedIn recognized Jason as a “Top Public Speaking Voice” and "Top Economics Voice" in 2023 and 2024.  

Over 1.1 million students have taken Jason's 20 LinkedIn Learning courses on business, leadership, economics, risk management, and finance. He is the author of 36 books on emerging technologies, finance, energy, leadership, economics, and supply chain. Jason has been a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, and he is currently a Forbes contributor.  

As President of Prestige Economics, Bloomberg News has ranked Jason #1 forecaster in the world in 26 different categories since 2011, including for oil prices, industrial metals prices, the euro, the British pound, agricultural commodity prices, gold prices, and U.S.  jobs. Jason has given over 1,000 television interviews, including as a Guest Host on Bloomberg Television.  

As Chairman of The Futurist Institute, Jason trains leaders to become a futurist, including consulting, accounting, finance, and national security professionals.  

Jason is Chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Panel at Sasol (NYSE: SSL), the large public fuels and chemicals company headquartered in South Africa. This is an independent advisory board focused on supporting Sasol sustainability and emissions reduction commitments. 

Jason is one of the 100 CEOs on the non-partisan Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC), the Texas affiliate of the Business Roundtable that advises elected officials of both parties at the state and federal levels. He is on the TBLC Executive Committee and he is the Chairman of the TBLC Federal Issues Task Force. Jason is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI). He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. 

Jason is the author of fifteen #1 bestsellers on Amazon, including Jobs for Robots, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, and The Robot and Automation Almanac.  

Before founding Prestige Economics in 2009, Jason was a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia (Wells Fargo).  

Jason earned a bachelor’s in History and in German from the University of Virginia. He holds master’s degrees in Applied Economics, Negotiation, and German. He is currently an Adjunct Fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a Non-Resident Fellow of the U.S. Joint Special Operations University at USSOCOM.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


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